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The Women’s Prison Association and “The Modern Way” (Item of the Month)

By Anne Garner, Curator, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health

How do the experiences of the inmates of Orange Is the New Black’ 1,196 more words

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On my way with Ruth

It seems yesterday since I first set foot in the sanctuary at West London Synagogue, it was the 18th of August 2011.

Taking a Shmita period from my Italian family life, my beloved work in Ayurveda and my skills in fashion design, I was eager to quench my thirst for a higher purpose for all of it. 294 more words

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What Lies Beneath: Semi-Limp Parchment Bindings in The Academy’s Rare Book Collection (Items of the Month)

By Erin Albritton, Head of Conservation, and Christina Amato, Book Conservator, Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Laboratory

In the summer of 2013, conservators in the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory began investigating conservation treatment options for a 17th-century Parisian imprint. 1,140 more words

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